U.S. stem cell funding to continue

Injunction issued by federal judge is lifted

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has allowed federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research to continue pending a full appeal, Reuters reports, lifting a federal judge’s injunction. After Judge Royce Lamberth ruled guidelines on this research violated law because embryos were destroyed in the process, the Obama administration challenged the ruling, asking the appeals court to put it on hold pending its decision on the merits of the dispute. Government lawyers warned dozens of research projects would be ruined if funding was cut, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars.


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